Election Day 2012: Tolland Turnout Numbers Lag Behind 2008

Where to vote, the list of candidates, and how the town voted in past elections. Check back mid-day for updates from the polling stations.

Updated: Tuesday, Nov. 6, 6:26 p.m.

As of 6 p.m., 70.41 percent of Tolland voters had cast their ballots, a total of 6,747 residents. The number lags behind the last presidential election in 2008, when 73.1 percent of voters had turned out by 6 p.m.

The Tolland turnout has been trailing the 2008 numbers close to 4 percentage points most of the election day. 

Updated: Tuesday, Nov. 6, 1:56 p.m.

Voter turnout is still lagging behind 2008 numbers. As of 1 p.m., 4,314 residents, or 45 percent of registered voters, had turned out at the polling places in Tolland. According to the Registrars of Voters office, this is a 4.63 percent drop from 2008.

Updated: Tuesday, Nov. 6, 11:55 a.m.

Voter turnout in Tolland is a little lower than expected this election day, according to the Registrars of Voters office. 

As of 10 a.m., 29 percent of registered Tolland voters had cast their ballots, amounting to 2,775 residents.

This is a decrease from the 10 a.m. turnout in 2008, which was at 32.84 percent at that time, and 31.21 percent in 2004. 

Original Story:

Good morning, and welcome to Election Day 2012!

Today, Tolland residents go to the polls to choose a president, a U.S. Senator, a U.S. Representative from the Second District, a state Senator from the 35th District and state Representatives from the 8th and 53rd Districts.

See below for information on where to go to cast your ballot and the list of candidates. We've also included how Tolland voted in 2008, the year of the last presidential election, and in 2010, the last mid-term election.

Read it over, then visit your local polling station between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. to make your voice heard! And be sure to check back with Patch for updates throughout the day, including the announcement of the winners as soon as votes are tallied.

Tolland Polling Stations

  • District #1: 21 Tolland Green
  • District #2: 674 Tolland Stage Road
  • District #3: Town Hall Gymnasium, 21 Tolland Green

Not sure where to vote? The districts, by street name, are listed here.

How Tolland Voted in 2008 (84.89% Turnout)

(D=Democrat; R=Republican; G=Green; I=Independent; WF=Working Families; CL=Connecticut for Lieberman)


  • Obama-Biden (D) — 4,752 votes
  • McCain-Palin (R) — 3,611 votes
  • Nader-Gonzalez (I) - 106 votes
  • Baldwin and Castle - 6 votes


  • Joe Courtney (D) — 4,914 votes
  • Sean Sullivan (R) — 2,659 votes
  • Scott Deshefy (G) - 115 votes
  • Joe Courtney (WF) - 372 votes


  • Tony Guglielmo (R) — 6,004 votes


  • Bryan Hurlburt (D) — 4,498 votes
  • Robert Arute (R) — 3,504 votes

How Tolland Voted in 2010 (66.71% Turnout)

(D=Democrat; R=Republican; G=Green; I=Independent; WF=Working Families; CL=Connecticut for Lieberman; SA=Socialist Action)


  • Blumenthal (D) — 3,157 votes
  • McMahon (R) — 3,074 votes
  • Dr. John Mertens (CL) - 36 votes
  • Richard Blumenthal (WF) - 117 votes
  • Warren Mosler (I) - 75 votes


  • Joe Courtney (D) — 3,608 votes
  • Janet Peckinpaugh (R) — 2,608 votes
  • Joe Courtney (WF) - 139 votes
  • G. Scott  Deshefy (G)- 73 votes


  • Susan Eastwood (D) — 1,947 votes
  • Tony Guglielmo (R) — 4,340 votes
  • Susan Eastwood (WF) - 94 votes


  • Bryan Hurlburt (D) — 3,163 votes
  • Robert Arute (R) — 3,235 votes


q November 06, 2012 at 02:42 PM
Jayme - speaking of voting, do you know how the BOE voted last night on having school next Mon & Tues? Thanks
Jayme Kunze November 06, 2012 at 02:45 PM
Just found out about all this. Luckily, Chairperson Andy Powell is greeting voters today. He said that there will be a full day on Nov. 12 and a half day on Nov. 13 .


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